Activities and Attractions

Homestead Activities

The Omni Homestead Resort offers some of the country's most challenging and historic fairways. Consistently ranked among the finest Virginia golf courses, the championship courses allow you to perfect your golf game on impeccably manicured greens while basking in the serenity of the surrounding landscape. The championship courses have challenged Presidents William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and George H. W. Bush, as well as two generations of Rockefellers.

The Old Course was completed in 1892 and is distinguished as home of the nation's oldest first tee in continuous use. As the game has evolvedover time, so too has the Old Course - updates by William S. Flynn and Rees Jones have kept pace with the times. Abundant fairway contouring gives most shots a sidehill, uphill, or downhill lie to smallish greens, making approach shots interesting. Callaway rental clubs are available. 

The Jackson River below Lake Moomaw is perhaps Virginia's most famous trout stream, but very few people know of the Jackson River gem as it flows through Hidden Valley in Bath County. Dr. Lee King '94, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and some of his fly-fishing students will lead a trip into Hidden Valley to fish the three-mile special regulation section of the Jackson as it flows through a steep gorge. The remote scenery is unparalleled and worth the trip even if the trout don't rise. There are a limited number of slots available. The cost covers transportation and a boxed lunch.

The world-famous sporting clays courses offer two sporting clays courses, four skeet fields, trap, and five-stand courses. The resort provides guns, ammo, targets, and vests as well as eye and ear protection. For more information or to set an appointment call (540) 839-7787. For more information and additional pricing on Outdoor Sports please call (800) 838-1766, option #4.

Treat your mind, body, and senses to a rejuvenating experience with The Omni Homestead Resort's comprehensive wellness services. From the award-winning spa and full-service fitness center to the all-natural mineral springs and sparkling pools, the amenities are designed to promote healthy habits and re-energize you. Please check the website for facial treatments, body treatments, and other salon services. Monthly spa specials will be available. The outdoor Spa Garden is an area where guests can stimulate reflex points on the soles of their feet with the River Reflexology Walk, soak in historic hot springs, relax in the naturally pressurized deluge shower and unwind in the Finnish sauna. A spring-fed pool and whirlpool also are available all year. For details and availability, please contact The Homestead Spa & Salon at (877) 479-8517. We recommend that you arrange for your services prior to arrival.

Mini Cascades, Miniature Golf, Falconry, Hiking, Segway Tours, Carriage Rides, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paintball, Archery, Biking, Badminton, Croquet, Volleyball, Corn hole, Horseback Riding, Inside Theatre, Game Room, and Shopping.

Area Attractions

Ashwood Station Antiques - 2 miles
Old Ashwood School Antiques - 2 miles
Bath County Historical Society - 5 miles
Springhouse Antiques - 6 miles
Warm Springs Gallery - 5 miles
The gallery exhibits a diverse roster of established and emerging artists, representing more than thirty painters whose styles span the spectrum from realism to abstraction, through landscape and still lifes, specializing in Virginia landscape paintings.

Falling Springs Falls, 80-foot waterfall - 15 miles
Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80' waterfall that is one of the most visited and photographed spots in the Alleghany Highlands. The scenic waterfall is located on Route 220 in Alleghany County, just five miles north of Covington, Virginia.